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Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2019

Andrea Romero, Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2019, in her crown and sash

Andrea without her crown and sash

Andrea Romero
Wichita, KS

Andrea Romero, 51, believes that you gain more out of life by serving others. She has spent much of her life serving the community through her work and volunteer experiences. Andrea obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Wichita State University in 2013. She currently lives in Wichita and works two jobs. Andrea is a Transitional Living Specialist for people with traumatic brain injuries at Mercy Homecare Inc. She has worked there since 2015. She also has worked for Children First Inc. since 2017 as a Social Worker. Andrea previously worked for the Independent Living Resource Center from 1999 to 2006 as a Consumer Advocate. She also volunteered as a tutor for St. Margaret Mary from 1997 to 1998 and for the Kansel Adult Learning Center from 1998 to 1999. She has also worked with young latino professionals at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Andrea, who was born with Cerebral Palsy, especially wants to help people with disabilities maintain and improve their quality of life. Because of her commitment to the disability community, she was once nominated by Children First for the John Peter Loux Award through the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation. She believes that a good quality of life requires appropriate policies and programs for people with disabilities in our state, and she is passionate about advocating for this. Andrea describes herself as kind, outgoing, caring, loving, and God-fearing. She has a strong faith and believes that life is not about what you gain for yourself, but about what you are doing for others.

Platform:
"Embracing Diversity, Celebrating Abilities"
(advocating for all diversity, including personal care attendants for people with disabilities, the importance of non-profits in the community, and more)

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Andrea's Upcoming Appearances:

March 17: Lawrence St. Patrick's Day parade

April 27: MDA Muscle Walk in Wichita (Wichita State University, Rhatigan Student Center, 9:30 am)


To arrange a speaking engagement or public appearance by Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2019, please contact Carrie Greenwood, State Coordinator, at 785-267-5982 or mswheelchairkansas@yahoo.com.

 

Andrea in the Media

"Miss. Wheelchair 2019 crowned"
KSNT Channel 27, March 3, 2019

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